Local News

  • New economic development recruiter hired for Harrison County

    The county hired three new full-time employees during the Harrison County Fiscal Court meeting Tuesday..
    The first order of business was to vote whether or not to hire Economic Develop Recruiter Darlene Bussell.
    “To my knowledge it has been five years since we have had a recruiter for Harrison County,” said County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett. “I feel that the time is right and we can expect positive things coming from her.”

  • HMH offers Safe Sitter classes

  • Longest Day of Play

    2012 Longest Day of Play 207 children attend the seventh annual Harrison Memorial Hospital-sponsored event at Flat Run Veterans” Park last Thursday, June 14. Local businesses and organizations joined together to provide 18 different booths that promoted physical activity including an inflatable jumping house, basketball, archery, potato sack races and soccer.  Pictured are some of the kids who joined in the fun.

  • Education

    Kurry Aloysuis (Ollie) Gasser, son of Scott and Dawn Gasser, graduated with honors from Model Laboratory School in Richmond, Ky. He received a full scholarship to Morehead State University.
    Gasser is the grandson of Judy and Donnie Florence and the late David Gasser, and Jim and Brenda Marcum.
    Ronette Lynn Jones has achieved the honor of being named to the honor roll at Kentucky Christian University for the 2012 spring semester. The honor roll is grated to full-time students who earn a grade point average of 3.3 to 3.74.

  • Therapist receives training in ancient technique

    Touch of Health Massage Center is adding an ancient technique to its list of pampering and therapeutic massages.
    Although the tradition of MediCupping bodywork therapy, or simply called “cupping,” dates back to ancient China, Egypt and Greece, it recently just found its way to Cynthiana’s own massage center.

  • Citizens speak out about proposed smoking ban for Cynthiana

    By Kristie Hamon, Summer intern
    At the June 26 Cynthiana City Commissioners’ meeting, many citizens spoke about a smoking ban and about potentially dangerous playground equipment.
    Connie Webber spoke against the idea of a smoking ban. She read a letter to the editor she wrote to the Cynthiana Democrat.
    “I choose to patronize the smoking establishments as much as possible,” Webber said. “We can respect each others space and air, simply by distance and courtesy.”

  • Judge lifts burn ban

    After a weekend of wetter weather, Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett has decided to temporarily lift the burn ban.
    The call to lift the Harrison County burn ban, which was in its third week, came Monday morning after several hard rains made their way into the extremly dry area last weekend.
    Harrison County Judge-Executive Alex Barnett did say that precaution should still be used while starting any fires in areas that may not have received as much rain as others.

  • Judge Exec burn ban through 6/28/12

    Harrison County Judge Executive Alex Barnett has issued a burn ban effective now through 6-28-12.  Any questions can be referred to his office.

  • Smiser Road closed

    Due to the construction of the Cynthiana Bypass, Smiser Road off U.S. 27 will be closed.  Access for residents will still be open on the U.S. 62 end. However, there will be no thru traffic.
    Motorists are reminded that construction equipment  and vehicles are in the areas of U.S. 27, U.S. 62, KY 32, KY 356 and KY 36.

  • School projects on schedule

    Construction projects on the Hilltop are ahead of schedule.
    School officials said Tuesday that the unseasonable dry conditions this spring have made it possible for workers to move along with extensive improvements at Harrison County Middle School.
    “We’re confident we’ll be ok for the start of school,” said David Case, director of school facilities. “We’ve had very little rain so I think everything will be done on time or ahead of schedule.”